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USMNT midweek viewing guide: Trusty vs Liverpool, good times at PSV

Auston Trusty faces some of the world’s best attackers, Gio Reyna and BVB meet Stuttgart, our PSV trio play an Eredivisie match.

Burnley FC v Sheffield United - Premier League Photo by Matt McNulty/Getty Images

Midweek USMNT action is here. Let’s get into it!

Monday

  • Celta Vigo vs Cadiz, 3p on ESPN+, ESPN Deportes, Fubo: Luca de la Torre and Celta Vigo are at home in La Liga.

Also in action:

  • Villarreal B vs Eibar, 2:30p: Konrad de la Fuente and Eibar face Villarreal’s reserves in La Liga 2.

Tuesday

  • Wolves vs Burnley, 2:30p on USA, Fubo (free trial), Sling: Luca Koleosho and Burnley are on the road in this Premier League match.
  • Mönchengladbach vs Wolfsburg, 2:45p on ESPN+: Jordan Pefok, Joe Scally, and Gladbach meet Kevin Paredes and Wolfsburg in the DFB Pokal round of 16.

Also in action:

  • Kaiserslautern vs Nürnberg, 12p on ESPN+: German-American left back Nathaniel Brown and Nürnberg face a fellow 2 Bundesliga side in the DFB Pokal round of 16.
  • Homburg vs St. Pauli, 2:45p on ESPN+: Manager Fabian Hürzeler are undefeated and top the 2 Bundesliga table after 15 games. They face fourth-tier Homburg in the DFB Pokal. Homburg already knocked second-tier Greuther Fürth out of the cup (that team includes Julian Green and US U23 defender Maxi Dietz).

Wednesday

  • Fulham vs Nottingham Forest, 2:30p on USA, Fubo, Sling: Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson, and the Cottagers host Forest in the Premier League, where Matt Turner hasn’t played since October.
  • Sheffield United vs Liverpool, 2:30p on Peacock: Auston Trusty and Sheffield United face Liverpool’s daunting attack in this Premier League match. It’s always special seeing our players match up against talents like Salah, Diogo Jota, Cody Gakpo, Darwin Núñez, and Luis Díaz.
  • VfB Stuttgart vs Borussia Dortmund, 2:45p on ESPN+ (free trial), ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, Fubo, Sling: Gio Reyna and BVB travel to play Stuttgart in the DFB Pokal round of 16.

Also in action:

  • Saarbrücken vs Eintracht Frankfurt, 12p on ESPN+: Paxten Aaronson and Frankfurt go on the road to face a third-division club in the DFB Pokal.
  • CD Lugo vs Mirándes, 1p: Jonathan Gómez and Mirándes travel to play third-tier Lugo in the Copa del Rey.
  • Oostende vs Genk, 2p: Mark McKenzie and Genk meet second-tier Oostende in Belgium’s cup round of 16.
  • Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth, 2:30p on Peacock: Chris Richards and Palace host a Tyler Adams-less Bournemouth in the Premier League.
  • Antwerp vs Charleroi, 2:30p on ESPN+: Sam Vines and Antwerp host top-tier Charleroi in Belgium’s cup round of 16.
  • St. Truiden vs Gent, 2:30p: 21-year-old Iranian-American striker Kahveh Zahiroleslam was born in California and graduated from Yale. He has 1 goal and 1 assist in 8 games for St. Truiden this year, and could be an option for the US U23 team for the upcoming Olympics. St. Truiden meet fellow top-tier side Gent in the Belgian cup round of 16.
  • Celtic vs Hibernian, 2:45p: Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic host Hibs in the Scottish Premier League.
  • Internacional vs Botafogo, 7:30p on Paramount+, ViX, Premier, Fanatiz: This could very well be Johnny’s last game with Inter, as he’s widely rumored to sign with Real Betis in January.

Thursday

  • PSV vs Heerenveen, 12:45p on ESPN+: Ricardo Pepi, Sergiño Dest, Malik Tillman, and PSV look to continue their romp through the Eredivisie with this home match against Uly Llanez’s old club, SC Heerenveen.
  • Sestao vs Celta Vigo, 3p on ESPN+: Luca de la Torre and Celta travel to third-tier Sestao in the Copa del Rey.

Also in action:

  • Melilla vs Eibar, 2p: Konrad de la Fuente and Eibar travel to third-division Melilla for the Copa del Rey.
  • Anderlecht vs Standard Liège, 2:30p on ESPN+: Marlon Fossey and Liège will be underdogs in the Belgian cup round of 16.
  • Feyenoord vs Volendam, 3p on ESPN+: Zach Booth got a start for Volendam last week! Booth, Deron Payne, and Volendam meet Mexico’s most in-form player, visiting Santi Giménez and Feyenoord.

Friday

  • Juventus vs Napoli, 2:45p on Paramount+: Weston McKennie and Juve host Napoli in Serie A. Not sure about Tim Weah’s status for this one.

Also in action:

  • Vizela vs Braga, 10:30a: Alex Méndez and Vizela play Braga in Liga Portugal.
  • NK Lokomotiva vs Hajduk Split, 11:30a: Rokas Pukštas and Split are on the road in Croatia’s top tier.
  • Hoffenheim vs Bochum, 2:30p on ESPN+: John Brooks and Hoffenheim host Bochum in the Bundesliga.
  • Kortrijk vs Westerlo, 2:45p on ESPN+: Bryan Reynolds, Griffin Yow, and Westerlo travel to meet English-American winger Alex Mighten and Kortrijk in Belgium’s top tier.
  • Coventry vs Birmingham, 3p on ESPN+: Haji Wright and Coventry are at home in Championship action.

That’s it! Did I miss anything that matters? Let me know in the comments below. Let’s see who impresses this week!